About the Library

Library Hours & Ask a Librarian

Fall & Spring Semesters

Mon.-Thur.: 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Fri: 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Closed Saturday, Sunday & holidays.

Summer

Mon.-Thur.: 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Fri: Closed

Closed Saturday, Sunday & holidays.

Library Staff

Vi Bergquist, CIO

Patricia Akerman, Faculty Librarian

320-308-5966
pakerman@sctcc.edu

Stephanie Streit, Library Technician

320-308-6087
sstreit@sctcc.edu

Loan Periods

  • Fiction, Non-Fiction, Professional Development: 3 weeks (limit 3)
  • Reference: in library use
  • Juvenile: 3 weeks (limit 5)
  • Reserve: in-library use
  • Audiovisual (Videos, DVDs, CDs): 3 days (limit 2) – non-renewable
  • Periodicals: one week (limit 3) – the most current issue must stay in the library

Overdue materials

When materials are overdue, the library will take the following steps:

First notice:

  • An overdue email listing the items is sent

Second notice:

  • A hold is places on the college records (blocks library use, registration, transcripts, and grades).
  • Borrower will be billed for the cost of the item, plus a $15 processing fee, and a $5 non-refundable fine.
  • If an item is returned in the condition it was borrowed, all fees will be waived except the $5 fine. 
  • Remember – you are responsible for overdue charges if you check items out for another person or you let someone else use your library card.
  • Overdue Interlibrary loan materials will incur a replacement cost determined by the lending library, plus a $15 processing fee, and a $20 non-returnable fine.

Lost and damaged materials

Lost and damaged materials will incur fees equal to the cost of the item, plus a $15 processing fee, and a $5 fine. A hold will also be placed on college records.

An item is considered damaged if it is returned with:

  • Torn or stained cover
  • Turned, marked, or torn pages
  • Broken binding
  • Water damage
  • Broken DVDs or cases

***You are responsible for lost or damaged charges if you check items out for another person or if you let someone else use your library card.

Course reserve materials

  • Course reserves are materials faculty put in the library for their own students to use.  These items are available for in-library-use only.
  • If an item is removed from the library, a hold will be placed on a student's record.  This hold will be equal to the cost of the item, plus a $15 processing fee, and a $25 fine.  All charges are non-refundable. 
  • A hold means students are unable to register for classes or enroll in another Minnesota State institution until it is resolved. 
  • Borrowing privileges will also be suspended if course reserve materials are removed from the library.

Library courtesy

The SCTCC Library provides a quiet space for research and study.  Please be respectful and courteous of others by following these common courtesy guidelines:

  • Maintain quietbe aware of noise levels so others in the area may work undisturbed. 
  • Refrain from using cell phonesuse of cell phones is not permitted in the main part of the library
  • Check out all materialscheck out all materials you take from the library
  • Return materials on timeItems are due back on or before the due date
  • Do not re-shelve library materialsplease bring items you use in the library to the Circulation Desk

Contact Us

Heartland Building
1520 Whitney Court, St. Cloud, MN 56303